You do what you should to keep your mouth healthy. You brush your teeth daily. You make an effort to floss regularly, too. You also schedule routine dental cleanings and exams a couple of times each year.
No matter how careful you may be about fighting cavities and gum disease, there is another risk we all face. Dental emergencies can happen to anyone, almost anywhere and anytime.
If you need emergency dental care, call (858) 762-9991 to reach the office of Brian Davey, DDS, in San Diego.
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Any kind of oral emergency is bad for the person going through it and for the people who care about that person. Our team wants to end your pain as quickly as possible and fix any issues that could affect your smile or your oral health.
We will make every effort to see you on the same day that you contact us. We block out a certain amount of time each day to provide emergency care. When you are uncomfortable or something has broken, you may be in a lot of pain. We can help you end that pain first. Then you are able to consider your long-term options.
You also may have a cosmetic emergency, such as a chipped or broken tooth before a big event. We can fix your smile, so you can feel confident when you arrive for the festivities.
You also will find a focus on “one-visit dentistry” if you ever have an emergency. Whenever it is possible, we will try to fix your problem on the same day you come in for your initial treatment.
With services such as our CEREC same-day dental crowns, you can fix a lot of issues with your teeth without any need for a second appointment.
When you are experiencing dental pain, it’s difficult to focus on anything else. To end this disruption to your daily life, the first step is getting you out of pain. At our office, we provide local anesthetic and sedation options.
This lets us do what needs to be done to address the immediate need. This might mean dental bonding or a crown (like we mentioned above). More extensive problems may call for a root canal treatment or a tooth extraction if your tooth can’t be saved.
No matter what, you should not put off your emergency care. If you are in pain, that’s a big clue that something is wrong. The problems that cause dental emergencies don’t generally get better on their own. It’s better for you to act now. Delayings can make your problems — and their treatment — more complicated.
While you can’t prevent every dental emergency, you can take steps to reduce your risk. This includes continuing to get regular cleanings and exams at Dr. Davey’s San Diego dental office. It also means brushing and flossing daily and wearing an athletic mouthguard (which we offer as part of our family dentistry) when you play sports.